Twice a year, outdoor gear companies descend on Salt Lake City with their most innovative offerings. At the Winter Show, we get to try out new helmet cameras, winter coats, and, of course, the latest shred-worthy skis. In the summer, however, we get to bask in the Utah sun on bikes, paddleboards, and trails and try out the newest backpacks, shells, and tents. We pored over the wares from hundreds of exhibitors, found our favorite items, and narrowed our list down to 12 things we want to take home right now.
Pelican Pro Gear Elite Luggage
Pelican, the company that makes the toughest, most durable camera cases, is trying its hand at luggage. Available in three sizes — the 30-inch Vacationer, a 22-inch carry-on and 27-inch Weekender — these bags are made with molded, high-impact polymer and fitted with a watertight O-ring seals, complete with stainless steel hardware, recessed latches, and custom ball bearing wheels. Not do be outdone in rugged, Pelican designed the bags to withstand loads of up to 1,500 pounds and are guaranteed for life.